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Bratschi Ltd

BAHNHOFSTRASSE 70, PO BOX, 8021 ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 58 258 10 00
Fax:
Fax +41 58 258 10 99
Email:
Web:
www.bratschi.ch
Basel, Bern, Lausanne, St Gallen, Zug, Zurich

Walter H. Boss

Tel:
Work +41 58 258 10 00
Email:
Bratschi Ltd

Work Department

PG Tax

Position

Asset Management Law Commercial Law Company Law Contract Law Corporate Disposals Inheritance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Restructurings and Reorganizations Succession Planning Tax

Career

–Poledna Boss Kurer Attorneys at law, Partner (2008-2015) –Blum Attorneys at law, Partner (2001-2007) –Pestalozzi Attorneys at law, Partner (1991-2001) –Ernst & Young, New York, International Services Office, Partner (1988-1991) –Ernst & Young, Zürich, Tax Department (1986-1987) –Attorney at law in Lugano (1984-1986) –Federal Tax Administration, International Law Department, Legal Counsel; Swiss Delegate at the OECD Committee on Fiscal Affairs in Paris (1980-1984)

Languages

German, English, French, Italian

Member

–Swiss Bar Association (SAV) –Zurich Bar Association (ZAV) –International Bar Association (IBA) –Amercian Bar Association(ABA) –International Fiscal Association (IFA) –Tax Chapter Board of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, Chair –New York University School of Law¸Member of the Practice Council International Tax Program

Education

–New York University School of Law; Postgraduale Tax Program, LL.M. (Tax) (1988) –University of Berne Law School, Attorney at law (1980)


Switzerland

Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Bratschi Ltd frequently assists with private client, corporate and public law matters. The recommended Ingmar Snijders and Walter Boss are the names to note.

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Private client

Within: Private client

Bratschi Ltdhas strong capabilities in the cross-border taxation area’ and is ‘organised to efficiently face the challenges of the international market’; expertise is further displayed in trust and foundation, estate planning and asset management matters. The ‘reliable and flexibleIngmar Snijders and the ‘extremely experienced and knowledgeableWalter Boss are recommended.

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Tax

Within: Tax

The ‘extremely professional, client-focused and efficientBratschi Ltdtreats its clients as partners’, provides ‘high-quality advice’ and is ‘easy to reach’. The group assists medium-sized and listed companies as well as banks with domestic and international tax planning and tax aspects of transactions, relocations, reorganisations and employee participation schemes. ‘Fantastic corporate tax expertMichael Barrotgives clear instructions’, is ‘very business-focused’ and has ‘international experience’. Walter Boss leads the team.

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